Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thankful

There's so much to be thankful for, and I try hard all year to stop and acknowledge all I'm blessed with. Certainly friends and family, my steady job, health insurance and roof over my head make the list. Today I saw gasoline for $1.53, so that is making the list! I will be filling my tank before driving to my parents' for Thanksgiving on Thursday. Buddy Bill is joining my family this year, since my parents have invited him to participate in the family festivities. I'm thankful we'll get to spend Thanksgiving together!

Know what else I am thankful for? Knitting. When I am stressed or need to think, I can count on knitting to be there. The yarn sliding across the needles, the stitches slipping off the needles, the stitches forming a useful fabric, and the whole process calming me; soothing me. Knitting can be social, or solitary meditation. I can knit to pass a few spare minutes waiting in the car, or knit to pass hours in a waiting room.

Right now I am knitting for others; a few holiday gifts. Pardon the crummy cell phone photos, but these are holiday mittens for College Kid the Younger. Mitten number 2 is just at the point where I will put the thumb stitches on waste yarn and work on the hand of the mitt only.


Lamb's Pride Worsted from Brown Sheep is great mitten yarn!





I include all of you when I count my blessings! XOXOXO

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5 Comments:

Anonymous tiennie said...

Pretty mitts! Happy thanksgiving to you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 12:05:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Jen! said...

You know what? I'm thankful for the friends I made in fabulous OHIO this summer!! :oD

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 8:39:00 PM EST  
Blogger Eva Lyford said...

I'm thankful for your friendship this year. MWAH!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 10:41:00 AM EST  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Karen, I hope your holiday was terrific! Waving at you across a few states (and marveling at cheap gas),

Karen

Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 6:04:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Jeanne said...

Gorgeous mitts - what a great color! I hope you had a wonderful holiday...

Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 5:27:00 PM EST  

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